by: Lobby-O Staff
1. Prom makeup
It’s prom season and there are a lot of things to think about, but for girls one of the most important things is how they are going to look in pictures. Make up is an essential part to the prom process, and the way you apply makeup can make or break your look. Some girls get their makeup done by professionals and others do it themselves. But no matter who does your make up, you should always start off with a three step cleansing process. This includes an oil free cleanser, followed by a toner to clean off all excess dirt and oil, and finally oil free moisturizer to make sure your skin doesn’t get dry, but also doesn’t get oily.
After this cleansing process you should apply a primer to get a long lasting look. Next, put a pea sized amount of concealer under your eyes to make you look awake and fresh then continue to put concealer on any dark spots or pimples you make have. To finish off your clean complexion look, use a mineral powder foundation all over your face and to add a little glow apply a tint bronzer and blush to your cheekbones. The eyes are the most difficult part, and to make sure you have the right look you can try a few different styles and colors before prom, so that you know which styles look best.
For your lips I would suggest lip gloss rather than lipstick because it gives your lips a little shine, and although prom is a fancy event, lipstick could make you look too old.
2. Summer Trends 2012
Summer is your time to shine, and wearing the right clothes is an important component of that. Some of the biggest trends for this coming summer are pastel colors, over-lay lace, patterns, chunky bangles, vintage America, oversized hats, and neon. If you want to be noticed I recommend shopping at J.Crew. Though this store may be a bit expensive, you’ll be able to find all the fashions you desire. They will be geared a little more towards an overall preppy look. Forever 21 is another great option to update your summer wardrobe because there is a lot of variety and the clothes are inexpensive. However, expect to spend a lot of time searching through all the racks for what you like and since the clothes are of a low quality. Target is another inexpensive store to buy clothes for the summer; but watch out. Since there are Targets everywhere and there is not too much of a variety, you may find yourself wearing the same outfit as many other girls at your school, and everyone knows how awkward that can be!
3. How to do well on the SAT’s
When you reach your junior year of high school most of the people in your grade will begin talking about and signing up for the SAT’s. The most important piece of advice that I could give you is to start studying early. You could sign up for a class or hire a tutor, but if you don’t pay attention and don’t do your homework, then all of the money you spent goes to waste. Even if you can’t afford taking a class or hiring a tutor, you can buy a practice book. If you are disciplined and practice almost every day leading up to the test you will have done more than enough practice and will be well prepared for the test.
Another tip is that when you are taking the test, don’t check out. Although the test is difficult and boring, you can’t afford to daydream because that could lead to accidentally skipping a bubble or not finishing all the questions. The combination of these tips along with a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast will ensure your success on the SAT’s.